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Dorchester

(dôr`chĭstər), town (1991 pop. 13,734), county seat of Dorset, S central England. Dorchester is a busy agricultural market, especially for sheep and lambs. Printing, leatherworking, brewing, and the manufacture of agricultural machinery are important industries. Nearby is Maiden Castle, a fortification originally built in prehistoric times. In Roman times, Dorchester was called Durnovaria; Maumbury Rings, another pre-Roman site, was used by the Romans as an amphitheater. Baron Jeffreys of Wem held his Bloody Assizes in the town in 1685. It was also the site of the 1834 trial of the "Tolpuddle Martyrs," important in the history of British trade unionism. Thomas HardyHardy, Thomas,
1840–1928, English novelist and poet, b. near Dorchester, one of the great English writers of the 19th cent.

The son of a stonemason, he derived a love of music from his father and a devotion to literature from his mother.
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 lived in Dorchester, which is the "Casterbridge" of his Wessex novels.

Dorchester,

Mass.: see BostonBoston,
city (1990 pop. 574,283), state capital and seat of Suffolk co., E Mass., on Boston Bay, an arm of Massachusetts Bay; inc. 1822. The city includes former neighboring towns—Roxbury, West Roxbury, Dorchester, Charlestown, Brighton, and Hyde Park—annexed in the
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Dorchester

a town in S England, administrative centre of Dorset: associated with Thomas Hardy, esp as the Casterbridge of his novels. Pop.: 16 171 (2001)
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Young Martyrs goalkeeper Lewis Webb had to leave the field injured just after half-time after clashing with Dorchester substitute Noah Keats and, with player-manager Gavin Williams having to take over in goal, the visitors took full advantage, scoring five in the final 24 minutes.
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to deliver The Private Residences by Dorchester Collection, a five-star hotel and luxury residential building located on the Dubai Canal.
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Omniyat, in collaboration with Dorchester Collection, unveiled plans for private residences in the city, in a glittering event at the Dubai International Financial Center.
Of all the cities in fictional Wessex that Hardy named in his novels, only one made it into a title (The Mayor of Casterbridge), and it comes as little surprise, as Casterbridge was Hardys fictional stand-in for the town around which much of his personal history orbited, Dorchester.